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This reads like an infomercial... like someone was paid to write it.

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I'm pretty sure the guy's an evangelist for Microsoft. The article seems so over the top that it's infomercial territory.

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I agree. I think surface is pretty cool, but this is a little too positive.

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If we're going to grant that a machine can have infinite ram, surely we can grant that a spec of C can have infinite stack allocated arrays... :)

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Can I have one please?

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Sent

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Please, be constructive instead of just dismissive. A nasty tone doesn't help anyone nor does it encourage trying new things.

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I tried to be constructive, but I honestly couldn't find a single good thing about this. The execution was poor, and the entire idea of making a 'framework' out of boxes with background colors is ridiculous.

I do apologize for the harshness, especially if it offended people, and I'm all for trying new things, but something like this should absolutely not be up on the popular page of hacker news. This is an amateur attempt at a framework that was very poorly done. Is that honestly deserving of more than 100 upvotes?

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I think your criticism is well founded.

That said, the author did put work into something, document it, and share it freely with the community - and for that reason, I'd rather not see someone hurt their feelings calling their work an 'abomination.'

I just think with a slightly different tone you could have made the same point in a way that would show the OP some brutal honesty but without discouraging them.

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good reply and good point. thank you

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I bet the variation in the size of people's fingers is greater than the difference in the size of touch targets between original and mini iPads... :)

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Deprecated, but not removed yet. It "may be removed in a relatively distant future"

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This is what deprecated means. You can't just remove an API that's existed for years and scripts may depend on without giving them time to adapt. This shows a warning when it's used so it's clear which scripts should be changed.

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That's true, and I think assigning malice to this situation is unfounded. But maybe this is a problem worth solving?

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Come on, don't reject it so flippantly. Sure, for the case of a woman getting married and taking a new last name, I doubt it's that big of a deal - you can change your name for future commits, but your old name will exist for historical commits. However, there _are_ cases where you might not want your former name around (transgender, or even something like privacy / witness protection). Right now, these folk are being sort of excluded (however inadvertently) and it's worth discussing ways to fix that.

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That stood out to me too... is there an inside joke? What's the white have to do with it?

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Seems like a throwaway joke to me; nothing to over-analyze.

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Well, Most Asians have awesome APM or are great at table tennis. Black people tend to be great at running really fast. It makes sense doesn't it?:)

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I know you'd miss the syncing, but why not let me just cc something@thread.is instead of having to gain access to my google account? It would be usable to people on exchange as well that way...

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We had thought about doing it this way but it won't help capturing the responses from the people we email. This is how highrise works and it has that pain.

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